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New Center Parcs Resort Longford - Thinking Of Going?
 
# 1 : Thursday 16-5-2019 @ 04:10
 
 
So, the first (and given our small population maybe the only) Center Parcs resort in Ireland, in Ballymahon forest in Longford, is due to open its doors to Irish holiday makers in the coming weeks for the summer season.



Center Parcs are completely self-contained resorts aimed at young families, although anyone can go to stay in them. There are several in the UK, the first opening in the early 1990s in Elveden Forest in East Anglia.

Each resort features a huge subtropical indoor water park at its core with accommodation in chalets or lodges located in the surrounding forest. There are a wide range of activities from cycling, to kayaking to archery, climbing, zip lines, playgrounds, sports such as tennis, playing fields etc. There are restaurants and bars and an on site supermarket.

But all of this doesn’t come cheap. A stay at a Center Parcs is pretty expensive - the Longford one charges €1,000 for 4 days for a family of four in peak season (July/August) - and that’s only for the accommodation and the indoor pool area. All the other activities cost extra.

So, any Gaireans thinking of giving it a go? Has anyone been to a Center Parcs resort? Is it worth it?
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# 2 : Thursday 16-5-2019 @ 09:25
 
 
Is it near a lake, or the sea and is it geared mostly for young people or families?
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# 3 : Thursday 16-5-2019 @ 10:37
 
 
I would not recommend anyone go into Longford. Its bad enough passing through on the way West, but to wilfully choose to go there as a destination has to be some sort of sign of a damaged mind.
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# 4 : Thursday 16-5-2019 @ 14:10
 
 
Probably need a second mortgage, to holiday there and would rather go where good weather is guaranteed.
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# 5 : Sunday 15-9-2019 @ 21:38
 
 
Longford - what a location!

I hear it's going well. In January it's €500 for 2 adults and 2 kids for a weekend. It's meant to be great. Anyone been?
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# 6 : Monday 16-9-2019 @ 01:49
 
 
According to posts on boards.ie, CerterParcs Longford has got off to a great start and is popular with young families with children, as was expected. This is the target market of CenterParcs resorts. It has even seen a few English tourists with their families coming over here to use the resort.

Also a massive economic boost to Longford.
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# 7 : Monday 16-9-2019 @ 08:56
 
 
Someone said :
I would not recommend anyone go into Longford. Its bad enough passing through on the way West, but to wilfully choose to go there as a destination has to be some sort of sign of a damaged mind.

We are going in a few weeks. FFS
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# 8 : Monday 16-9-2019 @ 13:31
 
 
Someone said :

We are going in a few weeks. FFS

Enjoy you'll love it I bet.
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# 9 : Monday 16-9-2019 @ 14:22
 
 
Yeah I'd say it will be great. Enjoy....
Let us know how you get on.
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# 10 : Monday 16-9-2019 @ 15:58
 
 
Someone said :
Longford - what a location!

I hear it's going well. In January it's €500 for 2 adults and 2 kids for a weekend. It's meant to be great. Anyone been?

What's a weekend, 2 nights?
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# 11 : Monday 16-9-2019 @ 17:02
 
 
Someone said :

What's a weekend, 2 nights?

Yeah but 4 people in a nice cabin. That's still not too bad.
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# 12 : Monday 16-9-2019 @ 18:11
 
 
In a good climate, maybe and not here though.
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# 13 : Monday 16-9-2019 @ 19:58
 
 
Do you reckon it's gay friendly? Would it be weird two men going on their own if it's for kids?
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# 14 : Monday 16-9-2019 @ 20:00
 
 
Someone said :

We are going in a few weeks. FFS

Well they have snipers to stop anyone stumbling there from the T-junction. But if one person makes it through....
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# 15 : Monday 16-9-2019 @ 22:04
 
 
Someone said :
Do you reckon it's gay friendly? Would it be weird two men going on their own if it's for kids?

Are you bringing the kids?
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